LibriVox recording of The Pink Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang. Read by Elliott Miller.
All people in the world tell nursery tales to their children, and the stories are apt to be like each other everywhere. A child who has read the Blue and Red and Yellow Fairy Books will find some old friends with new faces in the Pink Fairy Book. Courage, youth, beauty, kindness, have many trials, but they always win the battle; while witches, giants, unfriendly cruel people, are on the losing hand. So it ought to be, and so, on the whole, it is and will be; and that is all the moral of fairy tales. We cannot all be young, alas! and pretty, and strong; but nothing prevents us from being kind, and no kind man, woman, or beast or bird, ever comes to anything but good in these oldest fables of the world. (Summary of the Author's Preface by Elliott Miller)
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May 12, 2011 Subject:
Delightful stories and narration
Elliott Miller does a superb job of narrating stories from many different countries. I must admit I am a bit of a fairy tale junkie and many of the stories were new to me. Although I will always be partial to the stories of Der Brüder Grimm, Andrew Lang introduces some old friends from Germany and new ones from other lands such as Denmark and Japan. Many thanks to Elliott for bringing the characters to life with his amusing voices and animated narrative style. This audio book will make your trips to the office much more enjoyable!